Nancy Riley is a sociologist whose research focuses on family, gender and population and China. She is currently working on a monograph (working title: Laboring in Paradise: Gender, Work, and Family in a Chinese Economic Zone) based on her research in Dalian on the family lives of women factory workers. Courses taught include Sociology of Gender, Sociological Perspectives on China, Contemporary Chinese Societies, Families, and Introduction to Human Population. Through a grant from the Freeman Foundation, she was able to offer an unusual set of courses (AS 261/2) in which she spent 5-6 weeks in Asia with a group of students as part of their regular Bowdoin coursework. In spring 2001, the group went to China and Vietnam for 5 weeks; in spring 2002, another group traveled to Japan and China.
Richard Smith is a specialist in organisational development related people development issues and has enjoyed a number of senior roles for a range of blue chip organizations including Dixon Group and Lloyds Bank. Currently running his own consultancy Richard Smith Associates, he works with clients as diverse as Unilever, GKN, Nestle, Mars and Harvard Business School. The Chief Examiner for APMG Change Management products and lead author of the first global Change Management Body of Knowledge for the Change Management Institute, he is also a Fellow of the CIPD.
Jack Caldwell, a native of Louisiana living in Wisconsin, is an economic developer by trade. Mr. Caldwell has been an amateur history buff and a fan of Jane Austen for many years. The Three Colonels is his second book with Sourcebooks. He lives with his wife and three sons in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area.